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voted yes while eric cantor and kevin mccarthy voted no. if he decides to run for president in 2016, he might be going up against rubio or rand paul, they both voted no. ryan would be only one of the three that voted yes. the plan means the bush tax cuts will continue for those making under $400,000 a year and couples making less than $450,000 a year. the tax rates will go back up for those making more. the automatic spending cuts that were set to kick in today are delayed for two months. the deal with extend unemployment insurance for some two million people for a year. the estate tax goes back up to 40%. also tax credits will continue for child care, tuition and research and development. on the flip side, the payroll tax rate will go back up to more than 6%. next up, congress and the administration have to figure out what to do about the spending cuts that are going to go into effect in two months if we don't do something and also, there is the issue of raising the debt ceiling. we're back with more show and
into session sunday evening. house majority leader eric cantor is telling his members to be prepared to work through january 2nd. both sides are still far apart on taxes and spending cuts. harry reid says prospect deals by monday are unlikely. minority leader mitch mcconnell says there's still time for an agreement. >> republicans aren't likely to sign a blank check just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. that wouldn't be fair to the american people. >> now, a new reuters poll shows americans blame republicans more than democrats or president obama for the fiscal crisis. and when asked who they held more response, 27% said the gop, 6% pointed to the dems and 30% said all of the above. for more on this, we're joined by christian schultz from barronberg bank. welcome. so we're going over the fiscal cliff. >> well, the consumer confidenc already be over the cliff in terms of confidence already. that might already be the first impact of the crisis of -- not of the crisis, but yes of the fiscal cliff. it seems we have this moment where this animal goes over the cliff, all limbs a
worried me, gave me pause about 2013, as i trust it did for you. even yesterday when i heard that eric cantor was going to try to scuttle a hard-fought deal that was overwhelmingly approved in the senate, it gave me again pause about what could happen this morning. i was prepared for a down 300, 400. but cantor, who momentarily was a sure candidate for the wall of shame if he kept up that stuff, he ultimately backed down and we got a deal that everyone dislikes, which is the essence of what it means to rise above politics. you're supposed to dislike it, for heaven's sakes, it's a compromise. right now about the pending battle over the debt ceiling other than the fact that the buyers weren't too scared of the upcoming big bad debt fight today. what makes me not so concerned? i know there are plenty of other people who will wouldorry about the debt ceiling. i don't have to do it. let them worry about it i worry about the things very few people are worried about. i acknowledge i'm fretting over, problems that are thought about in advance by everybody, they have a tendency to be resolved.
and house majority leader eric cantor negotiated a year 1/2 ago that were put on the table. perhaps if you include some of that you increase some of the spending. what the democrats will be the spending on doctors fix, that is preventing doctors from getting a pay cut if they treat medicare patients and extending patch for alternative minimum tax to insure 10 of millions of americans don't have to pay the amt for this year, that is something congress typically does at the end of every year. it is not honest budgeting in washington. these are ideas that have come about basically as democrats and republican haves to throw the spending together at the end of every year. adam: we have about a minute before the president will start speaking the spending cuts that are on the table, there are a lot of people say that is enough to put the economy into recession. is that going to keep the democrats from possibly approving this deal? >> depends on the spending cuts. right now you're talking about $94 billion in what is known as the sequester. that is just for next year alone. automatic spending cuts
it and send it back is what eric cantor and others wanted. the problem with sending it back is there would be no one to send it to. the senate left the building. the house would have gone back and said we're going to keep our apbldz in. what speaker boehner did is join the minority of republicans. he voted, so 85 republicans said yes, but 172 said no. essentially they violated their own unwritten hastert rule and used the majority of democrats to pass this bill. longtime conservatives see it as a rau for the president. >>steve: even in the leadership of the republican party you've got john boehner and paul ryan voting for it. then you've got eric cantor, the majority whip, voting against it. at the core, all the republicans had to hold their nose because they do not as a party like the idea of taxes going up on anybody. now the way it stands is if you are very successful and you make at least $400,000 a year, your taxes are going to go up to about 40%. for everybody watching this program now, your payroll taxes are going up. last year it was about 4.2% exactly, and starting this morning it
to the tea party. i have bad news for the tea party. and for party president's whether it is eric cantor from virginia, the majority leader in the house, or the president, but neither of them were elected to make all the roles and come to all the decisions. sort of middle ground will live to be found. simpson-bowles does not provide it. i will give you example. they raise the retirement age by a year or two very slowly. the retirement age task ago to 70 or there's no way out on social security. numbers tell us that. it is that simple. at the same time, its only marginally increases the retirement age and creates a new benefit for high stress occupations. 1,722,000 people would qualify, but all experience with these things, whether you are a republican from georgia or a liberal democrat from manhattan, as soon as a law like that gets passed, people become creative in finding ways to qualify. out of the woodwork, all the folks that would qualify. at the end of the david acton & social security age for everybody was truly disabled and let the market take care of its. people in stress occupations
, outmaneuvered, outcreated and if they don't, the, this eric cantor. he decides he is voting no. part of the leadership. lori: not until there were enough yes votes to get requisite approval for the deal. melissa: what would your advice be? >> i think republicans would he will be well-served to discover if they are a political party or simply a fund-raising origination and a branding mechanism. because they seem to have no ground operation which is essential if you will be a political party and you're going to it up candidates for president. they don't seem to have any principles they won't abandon. they seem to have no vision they will share with the rest of us. you i think they're really at cliff, they're at the precipice no longer being a relevant political party. lori: that is huge statement, lou. melissa: could they use the opportunity, whether the debt ceiling or --. lori: sorry to come in but the social issues. you know what i mean. do they need to do better job connecting with the general public on social side of things, gay marriage, abortion, stem cell research? >> actually
, the republicans are still meeting. we're getting tweets and reporter information that majority leader eric cantor is against the senate-passed bill. phone numbers reason the screen if you would like to dial in and make a comment about what is going on right now in washington on this first day of 2013. while we get those calls up i want to read some of these tweets that have been coming in and literally, thousands of them at the #fiscal cliff. this is from samuel, how can the senate pass a bill 89-8 and the out can't? this is jordan, is house g.o.p. rejection of the fiscal cliff deal sign that the they that obama won't be negligenting on the debt ceiling? >> this is art. where does this leave us at this point? amendments, no time for that, pass it. nothing like bringing in the new year with a good old fiscal cliff get it together congress. henry is on our independent line, henry, good afternoon, this is c-span and you're on. caller: good afternoon. i'm an independent and i wanted to comment that i guess the democrats have to be cause shouse that the republicans don't wake up and take the position
: two things, why did they harp on taxes so much if they were going to cave? >> eric: i don't know. >> bob: secondly, how bad is the riff in the republican party? >> eric: very bad. 100%. you are pointing it out. bad riff, especially when cantor and his group votes no and boehner and his group votes yes. house divided. a lot of conservatives watch, and they go to drug import. they put up a poll today should boehner step down or be replaced? i looked and it said 85% of the respondent said replace boehner. it's an issue. issue on the right. they have to address it. >> dana: when things don't feel like they are going well, are you satisfied with that particular person? then everyone says no. what is amazing to me of the fiscal cliff, it avoided all the real issues. president obama in his statement last night, one thing he said is we are not going to tax our way out of the entitlement spending problem. why have you not done anything for five years? now he says he is going to try to get more tax increases without being -- with a caucus that says we're not going to do anything on entitle
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